Welcome to The Urquidi Feature Film Crowdfunding!!
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Due to the overwhelming interest and support of our Greenery (living media) campaign we were fortunate to acquire the Feature Film rights to the story of "Urquiri." A super exciting story set in the heyday of the fastest sport on earth Jai Alai.
Based on a true story, this film is about a legendary Professional Jai Alai player named "Urquidi" who set his sights on the American Dream in Miami, Florida.
Urquidi left everything he knew behind in Mexico to live his life on the fast paced circuit of the money sport of Jai Alai.
Rocky meets Boogie NightsSet in the late 70's and early 80's, Urquidi is a story that brings you through a world of sex, money, drugs and success.
What is Jai Alai?
Jai Alai is a fast paced sport (sometimes called the worlds fastest sport) that used to sell out large arenas (called frontons) nightly. These Jai Alai players carried the same celebrity status as NBA players in their respective cities.
Today Jai Alai is struggling to survive and several venues have closed.
Help us celebrate the legend of Urquidi and support Jai Alai by backing The Greenery's first feature film.
Who is the team?
Shawn Foster's short film,White Pony, was a major contribution to the worldwide success of the Deftones record of the same name. Quickly after, he directed videos for a wide range of artists and genres including The Warlocks, Gaunt, Drive-By Truckers, Chevelle, Stabbing Westward, Tim Easton, Sugarcult, The Sun, Enemy, Taproot, Johnathan Rice, Caleb Kane and the Gram Parsons Tribute Documentary, featuring Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Norah Jones, Keith Richards, and Dwight Yokham, among others.
He also helmed the directing teams ELEANOR, (with Michael Barnett) and CITIZENS OF TOMORROW (with Craig Bernard).
Formerly. one of the founding partners at Boulevard Industries, he moved from Boulevard to direct for television and film, completing the HBO episodic series, Zane's Sex Chronicles in 2009 & 2010. Z.S.C., is written by New York Times best- selling author Zane and produced by Oscar nominee, two-time Emmy winner Suzanne de Passe. Before Boulevard, he was a multi-nominated MVPA director at Palomar Pictures and A Few Miles North. Preceding Palomar, he ran Naked, with fellow director, Marc Webb.(500) Days of Summer/The Amazing Spider-Man).
Jason Weaver is author, advisor, and technology entrepreneur. He was the Founder/Inventor and CEO of Shoutlet, Inc., one of the world’s leading social media management platforms licensed by brands, such as, Sony Pictures, 2K Games, Zappos, and IKEA.
Jason is considered an authority in social media and online marketing. He’s a published author and writes for world-renowned publications, such as Mashable (http://mashable.com/author/jason-weaver) and Forbes. His book, "Manager's Guide to Online Marketing", from McGraw-Hill is available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble stores internationally.
Jason frequently speaks for organizations such as American Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America and American Advertising Federation.